The drinks and food were very good, however a large and loud group was placed right next to our table. Because of the smaller room, we couldn't hear each other. There was plenty of other spaces in the restaurant that they could have been accommodated (we made our reservation 6 weeks early as a special occasion). We asked to be moved mid-meal to try and save the evening.
Restaurant may want to consider placing larger parties away from smaller 'date' parties. It made for an awkward dinner to move between courses.
Grey Gables never disappoints. The food here is fantastic. There are lots of restaurants in Charlevoix that have expensive food- this place is actually worth the money. And, if something isn’t right- they will make sure that it is.
quaint ambiance, excellent service, wonderful food
Since we had family visiting, we wanted a casual, comfortable, spot with really good food. They were impressed! An added plus was the restaurant week special pricing. The service was great and we could easily talk in the soft atmosphere. We were very pleased to have chosen Grey Gables for our guests to enjoy.
Incredible atmosphere and WOW- the food was amazing!!!
Good was good, not my most favorite restaurant. I would definitely go back for sushi night as we did have a dynamite roll that was good.
The G.G. has such a pleasant atmosphere; it's like dining in someone's beautiful parlor. The staff was attentive. I was impressed by the number of special offerings on the menu. I have a hard time ordering anything but the prime rib here, because it's cooked to perfection (I like mine very rare, and they can do that!). One of my fellow diners had the halibut special, and she said it was excellent. It's a real plus that they take reservations. Wine list is on a tablet..is fairly extensive by the bottle.
Grey Gables is always a win. It's perfect for a special occasion or a fancy night out, even just a drink at the bar. Winter specials are perfect for locals or the fudgies that brave the cold. They do not always do brunch, but when they do (Easter, Mother's Day, etc) it is absolutely worth it. Highly recommend on every level.
Gray Gabels is one of our "must go-to" restaurants when we are in Charlevoix! Keep up the good work!
Very good meal with great service. We really enjoyed the evening there.
Food and service great as always. Wait staff was very friendly. Easy to make reservations. Romantic atmosphere.
It was our first time at Grey Gables, and we were not disappointed! Loved the elegant decor from years gone by with crystal chandeliers and warm colors. The individual rooms create a cozy atmosphere for quiet conversations or lively group get togethers. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. She made a great experience even better. All our food was prepared and presented well. My husband said it was the best salmon he has ever had! All in all a fabulous evening with friends enjoying a tremendous meal!
Great food; delicious and good presentation. Thursday night specials are wonderful. The victorian atmosphere adds to a great evening.
Fabulous food and service! Ribs, salmon, lamb shank, risotto, flank steak, mushroom bisque soup, beet salad, homemade bread and scones--we cannot wait to come back!
New Year’s Eve dinner
Always terrific! .... and we’re there several times a year.......
First time visit and enjoyed the food, drinks and quaintness. Will definitely return.
Fantastic as usual. Braised beef entree was tasty and plentiful.
Excellent food & service. We brought our 85 year old friend for her birthday, she loves the atmosphere & food.
Friends from Canada f
Specials a hit, fairly broad menu, staples done well
Grey Gables is inconsistent in its service and food. We arrived there 10 minutes after opening and the door was locked. We had to call to get them to open up. I'm not sure if the issues were due to the server or the kitchen, but service was slow. Presentation was awful and the food arrived cold. Server was conscientious, but something was amiss this last visit.
I have dined at Grey Gables during restaurant week a few times now. They do an exceptional job! They also have a great burger and beer special at certain times. I think this is one of the best restaurants around!
Friendly, knowledgeable service, pleasant and comfortable surroundings, good food!
Every time we visit Michigan , we love visiting Gray Gables! We Love the Staff. The food, the ambiance! Jim
We make a point to frequent this restaurant when we are in town. Can always count on a terrific meal and service no matter what the occasion.
Great food, great location and awesome service!! Their fish was fresh and delightful and their desserts were amazing!!
The restaurant was very busy, but there were no bussers. The waitress was overworked and stressed out. It was so loud we could not hear our own conversations. I had prime rib and regretted it. The sides were cold.
The risotto appetizer was delicious and gluten free! I wished that I had ordered another one for the entree. The creme brulee was delicious too!
Aaron our server was great. He was very pleasant and explained all our options.
We learned of this restaurant from a local and were extremely satisfied with this recommendation. We ordered the goat cheese appetizer, grilled filet mignon entree and meatloaf special. If you see the meatloaf as an option to order, get it! It was delicious and after we ordered, we noticed it inspired many others dining near us to switch their dinner option to that.
Outstanding Calamari, wonderful Prime Rib. Excellent Service. High Price
Classic Charlevoix restaurant still producing good meals and welcoming service in original structure.
When we think of a "special place" to go for a wonderful meal, Grey Gables
is always on our list. We have never been disappointed in our experience.
Very nice restaurant. Made reservations and was seated immediately. You have to try the Mushroom Soup. Very Good.
Not welcoming, Service was not existing , food was good but served at room temperature
As usual the food was great. Our waiter knew about all specials and recommended the chicken breast which was excellent.
The management is very accommodating. Food was prepared well. I had an awesome cut of Prime Rib.
food, ambiance, service and comfort all outstanding...
We had looked forward to our dinner once again at The Grey Gables. It did not dissapoint.
This was our 51st wedding anniversary. We had celebrated our 25th at the Grey Gables with two of our parents that were still living at the time. We had our waiter take our photo that will now go next to the one from our 25th.
THe first time I went to The Grey Gables was when I was 10 and have many memories of how much my mother and father enjoyed their time there too.